Abdul Rasheed (1965) is a prominent Kannada writer. His published works include `Hoovinakolli' a Kannada novel, four anthologies of short stories, `Haalu Kudida Huduga', `Pranapakshi', `Eethanakada Kathegalu' and `Sampoorna Parijatha,' four books of creative essays and column writings namely `Kaaluchakra', `Mysorepost' `Alemaariya Dinachari' and 'Mathigoo Ache,' as well as two anthologies of poetry `Nanna Paadige Nanu' and `Narakada Kennaligeyantha Ninna Benna Huri' He has translated Hemingway, Rilke, Camus, Rumi, Pushkin and other world writers into Kannada.
He is a Malayali by birth.
He has won several awards including Sandesha Media Award, Central Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubille Award, Karnatka Sahitya Akademi Award, Vardhamana Award and P. Lankesh Award. His short stories, poetry and excerpts from the novel have been translated into English, Swedish, Germany, Hindi, and several other Indian languages. As a columnist, he wrote weekly columns in Kannada Prabha, Vijayakarnataka and Udayavani. Currently, he is working as Programme Executive at All India Radio, Mysore, Karnataka. He is also well known as a blogger in Kannada. "Kendasampige" and "Mysoreposts" are very popular among Kannada Netizens. His novel `Hoovina Kolli' was translated into Malayalam and serialised in Madhyamam weekly 2 years ago.